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Library Orientation Activities

By Curtin Library 21 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

Get confident using the Library, our resources and facilities by coming to a Library tour, workshop or activity during the first few weeks of semester one.

Library Tours

A Library tour is your opportunity to get familiar with the resources and facilities available, so that you can get the most out of the Library from day one. 30 minute tours, meet on level 2, building 105 near Lounge @ Your Library.

Tours will run daily from Monday 25 February to Friday 1 March at 12pm.

Using the Library Catalogue

This workshop will give you a good start in effectively navigating and searching the library catalogue to find suitable information for your assignments. For further details and to register, see links below:

Wednesday 6 March 12pm
Friday 8 March 10am 1pm

Library workshops

Need a boost to your study skills? Attend a workshop on effective reading, time management or algebra to hit the ground running – see all our workshops on UniHub.

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Semester one 2019 opening hours

By Curtin Library 19 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

Robertson Library (Bentley campus)

From Monday 25 February 2019 Robertson Library will be open 24 hours, every day.

SEMESTER OPENING HOURS (COMMENCING 25/2/2019)
Monday – Friday 7:00am – 8:00pm
All floors open to all clients
Monday – Friday  8:00pm – 7:00am
Curtin ID card access only
Saturday   9:00am – 5:00pm
All floors open to all clients
Saturday & Sunday
 5:00pm – 9:00am
Curtin ID card access only

WA School of Mines Kalgoorlie Library

SEMESTER OPENING HOURS (COMMENCING 25/2/2019)
Monday – Friday 6:00am – 8:00am
Curtin ID card access only
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 6:00pm
All floors open to all clients
Monday – Friday  6:00pm – 2:00am
Curtin ID card access only
Saturday & Sunday  6:00am – 2:00am
Curtin ID card access only
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Orientation activities: Semester 1, 2019

By Curtin Library 14 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

Get confident using the Library, our resources and facilities by coming to a Library tour, workshop or activity during Orientation Week.

Library Tours

A Library tour is your opportunity to get familiar with the resources and facilities available, so that you can get the most out of the Library from day one.

Monday 18 February 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm
Tuesday 19 February 11pm 12pm 1pm 2pm 4pm
Thursday 21 February 11pm 1pm 4pm
Friday 22 February 11pm 1pm

30 minute tours, meet on level 2, building 105 near Lounge @ Your Library.

More tours will be scheduled in the following weeks.

Library: What’s On Offer

Learn how to navigate the Library’s online resources, including how to borrow a laptop, book a study room, use e-books and access journal articles.

Monday  18 February 12pm 2pm
Tuesday 19 February 12pm 2pm
Thursday 21 February 12pm 2pm
Friday 22 February 12pm 2pm

45 minute sessions, meet in room 412, level 4, building 105.

More What’s On Offer sessions will be scheduled in the following weeks.

O Day Stall

Visit the Library, UniPASS and the Makerspace stalls at Curtin Student Guild’s O Day event on 20 February 2019 11am – 2.30pm for information about how we can help your studies.

Library workshops

Need to boost your study skills before semester starts? Attend a workshop on effective reading, time management or algebra to hit the ground running – see all our workshops on UniHub.

Makerspace activities

Check out the crafty, creative activities being run by the Curtin Library Makerspace in Atkinson Forum (near the koi pond).

Monday 18 February10am – 2pm Design a Sharpie Tie-dye bag
Tuesday 19 February10am – 2pm Make international origami
Thursday 21 February10am – 2pm Create your own custom badge
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What is FAIR data and how to make your data FAIR?

By Curtin Library 14 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

The FAIR principles are guidelines to ensure digital assets are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. The principles emphasise enhancing the ability of machines to automatically find and use data or any digital object, and support its reuse by individuals.

The principles have received worldwide recognition by various organisations including FORCE11, National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the European Commission as a useful framework for thinking about sharing data in a way that will enable maximum use and reuse. The FAIR Access to Australia’s research outputs policy statement affirms the need to make Australia’s publicly funded research outputs FAIR.

In November 2018, researchers, librarians, and data stewards world-wide joint force at the Top 10 FAIR Data Things Global Sprint and developed a collection of self-paced training resources that can be used by researchers to understand FAIR in different disciplines and contexts. Topics and disciplines include:

  • Archaeology
  • Australian Government Data/Collections
  • Biodiversity
  • Biomedical Data Producers, Stewards, and Funders
  • Geoscience
  • Humanities: Historical Research
  • International Relations
  • Research Data Management Support
  • Research Libraries
  • Research Software
  • Oceanography

Visit the Top 10 FAIR Data and Software Things website and GitHub repository if you want to learn more about how to make your research data more FAIR.

To learn more about best practice research data management and the data management services available to you at Curtin, check out the data management guide, attend one of our seminars, or contact ResearchData@curtin.edu.au.

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Love Data Week 2019

By Curtin Library 11 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

Love Data Week is a global event coordinated by research data specialists to promote awareness and discussion around a range of research data topics. Running from February 11-15, 2019, it provides an opportunity for discussions with researchers, staff and students on topics relevant to us all.

The theme this year is “data in everyday life”. This will be explored through two topics:

  1. Open data – Do you know how you can publish your research data? Did you know you can publish your code along with your data? What does the term ‘open data’ actually describe? How can researcher make their data open and should they? How can we retrieve and manipulate data that is openly available to all?
  1. Data justice – Are you a researcher working with personal data? Do you have a Twitter or Instagram account? Who has access to data about individuals and who should have access? If that data is gathered by others, how much say should you have in how it’s used? What if that data is misused or accidentally lost?

These issues can be incredibly important for researchers when considering research efficiency, maximising impact and ensuring ethical research conduct. Curtin Library provides training and advice to help researchers manage their research data and identify appropriate ways for sharing it. The Library’s data publication service enables Curtin researchers to publish open data.

To learn more about best practice research data management and the data management services available to you at Curtin, check out the data management guide, attend one of our seminars, or contact ResearchData@curtin.edu.au.

If you are keen to do something a little less structured, you can tinker with easy free tools for data exploration, or explore some fun data-driven examples of correlation vs causation and visualisations.

For the Twitterati, you can engage and keep up with all the #LoveData19 happenings on Twitter.

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Reading Lists: Information for Semester 1 2019

By Curtin Library 5 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

With the commencement of semester one 2019, teaching staff are reminded to arrange access to unit readings through the Library Reading Lists service.

It is a University requirement that the use of copyright materials for teaching purposes are registered in the Reading Lists system.

Teaching staff who already have Reading Lists are advised to check that their Reading Lists are Associated with the correct Blackboard units and that the Reading Lists are Published before the commencement of the new study period.

For information about Reading Lists, please see our Instructional Guide. For information about Copyright, please visit the Copyright at Curtin website.

New in 2019 – Recommending Textbooks to the Library

It is also best practice to use Reading Lists to notify the Library of all essential and recommended unit readings so that the Library can provide students with access to these resources from within the Library’s electronic and physical collections.

New in 2019, academics can now notify the Library of the prescribed textbooks for each unit by using the Prescribed Textbook tag.

Please see Recommending textbooks to the Library for more information.

Need help?

If you have questions, please contact the Library Reading Lists Team via email reserve@curtin.edu.au or call +61 8 9266 7572 during normal working hours.

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GRASP: Workshops for HDR students

By Curtin Library 5 February 2019 News & events 1 Comment »

The Graduate Research Advanced Skills Program (GRASP) series of workshops is designed to enable Higher Degree by Research students of all faculties take control of their research project from the beginning. A printable program of GRASP workshops is also available.

Date Workshop
5 Feb, 1.30pm – 3pm Become a SuperSearcher in Science & Engineering
8 Feb, 1.30pm – 3pm Become a SuperSearcher in Science & Engineering
12 Feb, 10am – 12pm Getting started with EndNote
12 Feb, 1.30pm – 3pm Become a SuperSearcher in Health Sciences
13 Feb, 12pm – 1.30pm Become a SuperSearcher in Business
14 Feb, 11am – 12.30pm Literature review workshop for research students
20 Feb, 10am – 11.30am Become a SuperSearcher in Humanities
20 Feb, 1pm – 3pm Getting started with EndNote
21 Feb, 9am – 12.30pm HDR student orientation
25 Feb, 12pm – 2pm Introduction to NVivo
25 Feb, 1pm – 2.30pm Candidacy Proposal Series – purpose and structure of your Candidacy Proposal
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Suggestion: Library Opening Hours

By Curtin Library 1 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

From the suggestion box@Curtin Library…

Hello, it would be fantastic if the library was open on the weekends once the trimester starts so that students (e.g. law) studying during that time are able to use the facilities.

The Library responds…

Thanks for your suggestion Xavier.

I agree it would be ideal if the Library was available for students on the weekend throughout the year and especially during trimester periods. At the moment, we have to weigh this against our available staffing resources.

In case you are thinking of the CGSB Library space at the City Campus in Murray Street (rather than the Bentley Campus’ Robertson Library), I will also pass your suggestion along to the Faculty of Business and Law, who oversee building access for their staff and students.

The Library regularly reviews how we might expand our opening times and we will take your suggestion into account for future planning.

Barbara Parnaby
Manager
Curtin University Library

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Curtin academics make 2018 Altmetric Top 100

By Curtin Library 1 February 2019 News & events No Comments »

Three Curtin University academics were recently recognised in the 2018 Altmetric Top 100. The list highlights the top 100 most-mentioned scholarly articles published in the past year – those which have truly captured the public imagination.

Five articles ranked in the list:

  • #27: Professor Judith Finn – A Randomized Trial of Epinephrine in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • #28: Dr Jean-Paul Hobbs – Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene
  • #29: Professor Christopher Reid – Effect of Asprin on Cardiovascular Events and Bleeding in the Healthy Elderly
  • #71: Professor Christopher Reid – Effect of Aspirin on Disability-free Survival in the Healthy Elderly
  • #80: Professor Christopher Reid – Effect of Aspirin on All-Cause Mortality in the Healthy Elderly

Curtin Weekly - Altmetric Top 100

Click the image for more information about the articles.

To learn about altmetrics and how they can benefit your research, view our online guide or contact the Library Research and Copyright Team.

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Australia Day holiday opening hours

By Curtin Library 21 January 2019 News & events Comments off

Robertson Library (Bentley), Kalgoorlie Library and Curtin Graduate School of Business Library will be closed on the Australia Day public holiday, Monday 28 January 2019.

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